Close-up of the drama of star formation (annotated)

This very detailed image of the star-forming region NGC 6729 from ESO’s Very Large Telescope shows the dramatic effects of very young stars on the dust and gas from which they were born. The baby stars are invisible in this picture, being hidden behind dust clouds at the upper left of the picture, but material they are ejecting is crashing into the surroundings at speeds of that can be as high as one million kilometres per hour. This picture shows the probable directions of the ejected material and indicates the positions of the Herbig-Haro objects (marked as HH) where ejected material is creating glowing shockwaves.

Kredit:

ESO/Sergey Stepanenko

O snímku

Id:eso1109c
Typ:Pozorování
Datum zveřejnění:16. března 2011 12:00
Související články:eso1109
Velikost:2139 x 2140 px

O objektu

Jméno:Herbig–Haro object, NGC 6729
Typ:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Reflection
Vzdálenost:400 světelné roky
Constellation:Corona Australis
Kategorie:Nebulae
Stars

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Souřadnice

Position (RA):19 1 34.25
Position (Dec):-37° 0' 19.50"
Field of view:7.18 x 7.19 arcminutes
Orientace:Sever je 0.0° pravá od svislé osy

Barvy & filtry

PásmoDalekohled
Optický
SII
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optický
H-alpha
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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